This recipe will show you how to make a Harry Potter inspired Amortentia love potion. Since I don’t have access to the magical ingredients from the Harry Potter book series like powdered moonstone, or Ashwinder eggs, I made do with sweet ingredients from the supermarket like vanilla ice cream, white chocolate chips and cherries to make this cherry flavored white hot chocolate confection that is sure to cast a spell on your sweetheart.
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What is the Amortentia Potion?
We are big Harry Potter Fans in our home. I even posted a tutorial for how to make a Harry Potter wand a few months ago. Today we are making a recipe inspired by the series, Amortenia: The love potion!
Amortentia Potion is one of the fictional potions mentioned in the Harry Potter book series. This love potion causes a powerful infatuation in the drinker. In the sixth book, The Half Blood Prince it caused major teenage drama between Harry Potter and the gang. It is distinctive for its mother-of-pearl sheen, and steam rises from the potion in spirals.
Love potions were banned at Hogwarts but that didn’t stop the students from making and using them. In The Half Blood Prince, Fred and George Weasley brewed up a batch of Amortentia and sold it to the other students. Even Hermione got hit with the love spell when she caught a whiff of it during Potions class.
What does Amortentia smell like?
Amortentia has a different aroma for everyone who smells it, reminding each person of the things that they find most attractive, even if the person doesn’t acknowledge or is unaware of their fondness for the object of their affection themselves.
For example when Hermione got a whiff she smelled fresh cut grass, new parchment, and Ron Weasley’s hair. Harry smelled treacle tart, the woody scent of broomstick handle, and “something flowery that he thought he might have smelled at the Burrow” (which he later realized was the smell of Ginny Weasley).
The effects of the potion on a person are described to be near instantaneous. The person who drinks the potion will appear “pale and sickly” and become obsessed with the object of their affections, speaking of them as though “hit by a ray of purest sunlight” and becoming excited or dangerously unstable towards others.
“Amortentia doesn’t really create love, of course. It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love. No, this will simply cause a powerful infatuation or obsession. It is probably the most dangerous and powerful potion in this room – oh yes,’ he said, nodding gravely at Malfoy and Nott, both of whom were smirking sceptically. ‘When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love …’
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Magical ingredients in Amortentia Potion
- Standard potion water
- Ashwinder Eggs.
- Rose Thorns.
- Refined Peppermint Oil.
- Mother of Pearl.
- Drop of blood or lock of hair of the potion-cook
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Non-Magical Ingredient Substitutions
- Vanilla bean ice cream
- Frozen cherries
- Pink Champagne Baking Dust– I like this one.
- White chocolate chips
- Peppermint mocha coffee creamer- or edible peppermint oil for baking